Friday, 10 June 2022

15mm Medieval Spanish Handgunners and Slingers

 The DBMM Medieval Spanish list allows a few different types of skirmish troops among which are several elements of handgunners and slingers. The handgunners were particularly fun to paint:































The figures are again from Khurasan, and with all that armour have a distinctly late medieval feel about them. I'm not sure how quickly they would have moved in real life though and it will be amusing to to see them sprinting around the table at skirmish speed:





















The slingers look much more skirmish-like, and look like peasants who have picked up a few rocks and joined the fray:









































I have finished a couple more law subjects this semester, once of which was a double-weighted a honours research project, so now have a six week break before commencing my final two subjects during which I hope to ramp up my production output and really get stuck into this project. Next up will be some Spanish crossbowmen.

12 comments:

  1. Excellent 15mm brushwork. Enjoy your study break. I expect painted figures will be flying out from your workbench. A six week break may be just enough time to start and complete a new project.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. I'm hoping the six weeks will almost be enough to complete these Spanish at least.

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  2. Looking good Lawrence. Sounds like it's going to be hard to keep up with your posts over the next few weeks.

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    1. Thanks Richard. Hopefully that will be the case, especially if there are no surprises at work or on the home front.

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  3. Another beautiful batch of Iberian warriors Lawrence - enjoy the study break and look forward to seeing this project advance in leaps and bounds!

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    1. Cheers Keith. I expect the six-week break to fly by, but hope to make good use of the time.

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  4. Khurasan do make some fine looking figures, made all the better with your great paintjob!

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    1. Thanks Ray. It appears they use a range of sculptors and some are better than others, but there are far more hits than misses. These handgunners were particularly nice to paint.

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  5. Both types came out well, and could probably be used for just about any Late Medieval army.

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    1. Thanks Peter. The handgunners were from a generic category in the Khurasan catalogue and will definitely be making an appearance elsewhere as I have a few other 15mm armies ahead of me in the pile.

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  6. Lovely looking late medieval missile troops!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, they were an enjoyable bunch to paint.

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